Once viewed as a deliberate lifestyle choice, addiction is the subject of much scientific research in the wake of changing opinions. Now classed as an illness, debates have shifted towards evaluating the types of treatment available to those suffering.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we refer those battling substance use disorder to a rehab centre most suited to them. Each centre that we partner with offers the best in addiction treatments- with the view that personalised care facilitates long term recovery.
In the North East of England, drug and alcohol misuse rates are almost twice the national average, with numbers increasing each year. If you’re suffering from addiction and are located in Houghton Le Spring, it’s important to recognise that you’re not alone.
Whether you’re considering inpatient care in your local town or further afield, at Rehab 4 Addiction we can provide a place for you to convalesce.
Referred to clinically as Substance Use Disorder, those affected aren’t experiencing a lapse in judgement, but a chronic illness. While the first dose of drugs or alcohol is typically voluntary, as a dependency builds, so does a lack of control.
As a disease, addiction functions through brain reward, meaning that without a particular substance, individuals can cease to function. If you have a loved one battling with substance use, you might notice a regression in their functionality. This can manifest in a reduction of self care, or loss of interest in hobbies they once enjoyed.
Fortunately, the recognition of addiction as a medical condition has meant an increase in viable treatments. With our leading care providers, you’ll have access to the latest psychotherapy programmes, and a team of experienced staff dedicated to your recovery.
However, as with all chronic diseases, there’s no quick fix for substance use disorder. With this in mind, we recommend a stay in a rehabilitation centre that lasts around 28 days. This provides time for ample exposure to individual and group therapy, to reduce the likelihood of future relapses.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we pride ourselves in our bespoke referral service: wherein we get to know you as an individual. This involves a short health assessment over the phone with one of our consultants, who have years of experience in the field of addiction recuperation.
During this free call, you’ll disclose as much information as you’re comfortable with doing so- safe in the knowledge that everything you say will be confidential.
To determine which rehab centre is right for you, we’ll ascertain a full list of personal preferences and unique needs. This can include anything from budgetary concerns to genetic predispositions.
Once we’ve gathered this information, a consultant psychiatrist will determine which treatments are necessary. Not only will you receive a personalised treatment plan, you’ll be on your way to a stay at a rehab centre to match your circumstances.
Between 2018 and 2019, it was recorded by a UK government survey that there were 268,251 adults in contact with drug and alcohol services.
With substance use disorder on the rise, the NHS has found itself overstretched, resulting in long waiting lists and delays. Moreover, those who receive outpatient care for their addiction often suffer from relapses- as they are prematurely returned home.
By opting for inpatient care in a rehab clinic, you’ll be able to tackle the root cause of your addiction, and work towards sustainable sobriety. Surrounded by all the modern comforts of a hotel and with 24/7 care available, you’ll be able to avoid potential triggers and exposure to harmful substances.
With our treatment providers, recovery takes place in a safe environment specifically designed to optimise healing.
As part of your individual care programme, you’ll receive a range of evidence-based treatments. The first of these will be a fully supervised 7 day detox upon arrival.
During this phase, the levels of a substance in the body are gradually reduced, and withdrawal is managed by approved medications such as Subutex. This slow acting, low dose opiate, works to reduce any discomfort as you taper off the drugs or alcohol in your system.
Following this, a range of psychotherapy will be introduced in order to identify the root cause of an addiction. With the aid of an addiction psychiatrist, you’ll work towards understanding what fuels your use of a substance- whether it be environmental stress, or a mental health condition.
Among these are individual talking therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. While the former intends to refocus negative thought pathways in the brain, the latter aims to heal any past emotional trauma.
These methods are proven to be effective, especially alongside group therapy, and holistic methods focusing on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
At Rehab 4 Addiction, we understand how vital it is to continue receiving support, even after your stay in a clinic. As such, our treatment providers offer a free of charge 12 months aftercare programme.
With support ranging from local group sessions, to regular check ups from a professional, clients often find that this helps them achieve longevity in their recovery.
If you seek addiction support for yourself or a family member and are based in Houghton Le Spring, our team is here to take your call. All of our team are all living their lived ‘in recovery’. You can contact us today on 0800 140 4690.